Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 12:57 UTC
Google Without giving any detailed information, Madfinger Games announced that because the piracy rates of their game Dead Trigger were so high on Android, they made the game available for free. This sucks balls. I'm interested in more detailed statistics, especially where, exactly, the piracy rate is highest, considering you can only get paid Google Play applications in 31 countries, and then, often only with a credit card (which many people outside of the US don't have and/or use). It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if those piracy rates mostly come from places without paid applications support and/or with lousy payment options. In any case, Google needs to get its act together with the Play Store.
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RE[6]: What about kids?
by gan17 on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: What about kids?"
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

Play wants a credit card, not a debit card.

Eh?! I use a Visa Debit tied to a regular savings account for my Google Wallet/Play, Paypal, iTunes, etc.

No problems here. Singapore, btw.

Edit:
Google Wallet's main FAQ page also states that it accepts Debit and Electron cards, fyi. Of course, it might be dependent on your bank's policy.

Edited 2012-07-23 18:35 UTC

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RE[7]: What about kids?
by pgeorgi on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 20:14 in reply to "RE[6]: What about kids?"
pgeorgi Member since:
2010-02-18

Google Wallet's main FAQ page also states that it accepts Debit and Electron cards, fyi. Of course, it might be dependent on your bank's policy.

Debit cards in Western Europe are usually bank issued - Visa, Mastercard, Amex et al have nothing to do with it.

OTOH, we have a working inter-bank transfer system (electronic and paper) for 60 years or so. That's not true for the USA, nor I suppose, for emerging economies.

Visa and the others (and that's what we call "credit card" here) are expensive, have the bad rap that Thom mentioned, can't be use universally (many merchants only accept the bank issued cards) - and are the ones supported by US multinationals in their online shops.

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RE[8]: What about kids?
by gan17 on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 20:24 in reply to "RE[7]: What about kids?"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Debit cards in Western Europe are usually bank issued - Visa, Mastercard, Amex et al have nothing to do with it.

Ah, I see.

I recall having a Visa Debit card (bank issued) when I used to live in England, but I suppose Britain goes about stuff differently from the rest of of the EU.

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